- a Middle Eastern dish consisting of sautéed, seasoned rice steamed in bouillon, sometimes with poultry, meat or shellfish.
- rice cooked in a meat or poultry broth.
Origin of pilaf
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Historical Examples of pilaw
Each orta had two or three great caldrons used for boiling the soup and pilaw; these were under the guard of subordinate officers.
Mix all well together; make it into small cakes; fry it of a light brown, and put it round the pilaw.The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;
Charlotte Campbell Bury
pilaf, pilaff (ˈpɪlæf), pilao (pɪˈlaʊ), pilaw (pɪˈlɔː) or pulao (pʊˈlaʊ)
- a dish originating from the East, consisting of rice flavoured with spices and cooked in stock, to which meat, poultry, or fish may be added
Word Origin for pilau
oriental dish of rice boiled with meat, 1610s, from Turkish pilav, from Persian pilaw. Spelling influenced by Modern Greek pilafi, from the Turkish word.